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All Music Guide:
While he's never been as commanding an R&B/urban vocalist as he was in his gospel days, Glenn Jones has nevertheless managed a successful switch from spiritual to secular material. Norman Connors helped Jones make the move in 1980, featuring him on a song for his LP Take It to the Limit. Jones later toured with Connors, and also sang on Mr. C. He signed with RCA in 1983, and issued a mini-album, which garnered a Top 30 R&B single in "I Am Somebody." The next LP, Finesse, was produced by Leon Sylvers and gave Jones his first genuine smash, the number three R&B hit "Show Me." Jones' duet with Dionne Warwick was the theme song for the 1984 television series Finder of Lost Loves. He also sang "Talk Me into It," which was featured in the film Youngblood. Jones left RCA for Jive in 1987, and enjoyed another big hit with "We've Only Just Begun (The Romance Is Not Over)," which reached number two R&B in 1987. He recorded for Jive until 1992, moving to Atlantic for Here I Go Again; Here I Am followed two years later, with It's Time appearing in 1998.